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Show 01 Chonda Pierce - Part 1 My debut show with the queen of clean, Chonda Pierce. We discuss the making of her film "Laughing in the Dark," and the challenges of being so real and vulnerable on camera.
Show 06 Kevin Sorbo Actor from "Hercules" and "God's Not Dead" discusses his faith in Hollywood and how he deals with fame as a Christian.
Show 03 Alex Kendrick - Part 1 A great look in to the team who brought us "War Room," "Courageous" and "Fireproof". A must listen for anyone interested in Christian movies.
Show 04 Alex Kendrick - Part 2 Part 2 looks at some of Alex's struggles while making his movies as well has his victories. A great look in to the team who brought us "War Room," "Courageous" and "Fireproof".
Show 05 Stephen Kendrick Along with his brother Alex, the Kendrick Brothers have made such films as "War Room," "Courageous" and "Fireproof". Stephen gives a wonderful look into the heart of the filmmakers and their movies.
Show 07 Frank Turek An interview with one of America's top Apologetic speakers. The interview takes place in Frank's car. Frank makes a defense for his faith in Jesus. It's Defensive Driving with Frank Turek.
Show 08 Bill Reeves Go behind the scenes of the Christian Film Industry with Bill Reeves from Working Title, who worked on such films as "War Room," "God's Not Dead" and "Veggie Tales-Jonah."
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Show 10 Steve Taylor - Part 1 An artist who reinvents himself every decade. Part 1 looks at the career of Steve Taylor the recording artist in the 80's.
Show 11 Steve Taylor - Part 2 An artist who reinvents himself every decade. Part 2 looks at the career of Steve Taylor the record producer and record company executive in the 90's.
Show 12 Steve Taylor - Part 3 An artist who reinvents himself every decade. Part 3 looks at the career of Steve Taylor the film maker and educator in the 2000's and beyond.
Show 09 Dave Altizer A young filmmaker gives great advice on how to get a start in the film industry. A must listen for someone young in your life looking in to a career in film, editing or animation.
Show 14 Steve Siler - Part 2 Christian songwriter who discusses the value of music and the problem with thinking music should be free. Also, the power of music to communicate to both sides of the brain at the same time and its unique ability to open blocked emotions for healing.
Show 13 Steve Siler - Part 1 Christian songwriter with over 500 songs recorded, 9 #1 CCM songs, 46 top ten singles, Dove award winner for song of the year. Part 1 we discuss songwriting and the Christian songwriting industry. A great show to share with those looking to break in to songwriting.
Show 15 Jonnie W A Christian comedian that you might have seen on the Tim Hawkins Rock Show comedy tour. I guarantee you you'll find the interview fascinating and fun.
Show 18 Jennifer O'Neill - Part 2 Movie actress and cover girl Jennifer O'Neill. With over 30 movies, 20 TV shows and 30 years as a cover girl model, there?s lots to talk about. A deep and moving discussion on abortion and finding healing in Christ.
Show 17 Jennifer O'Neill - Part 1 Movie actress and cover girl, Jennifer O?Neill. With over 30 movies, 20 TV shows and 30 years as a cover girl model, there?s lots to talk about. Jennifer opens up and shares her heart and how her faith in Christ has helped her survive herself.
Show 19 Russ Taff - Part 1 A revealing and open interview with singer Russ Taff. Russ opens up for the first time about some of his personal struggles and how Christ is redeeming and restoring him. It?s a series of interviews that are like no other I?ve ever done.
Show 20 Russ Taff - Part 2 For the first time, singer Russ Taff opens up about his pain, struggles and addiction in an interview that is real, vulnerable and incredibly transparent. It's a beautiful testimony of God's redemption and healing grace
Show 21 Rik Roberts Christian comedian and comedy coach Rik Roberts. Rik unlocks the craft of comedy and explains the skills involved in making a joke funny. You'll never listen to comedy the same way again.
Show 22 Joel Smallbone - Part 1 Lead singer of "for King and Country." Joel talks about his family (singer Rebecca St. James is his sister) and their amazing story of loyalty and connection in times of difficulty. We also discuss his movie, Priceless.
Show 23 Joel Smallbone - Part 2 Lead singer of "for King and Country." Joel talks about navigating through fame as a believer. Also an in depth discussion of his movie, Priceless.
24 Doug Powell Recording artist, apologist and author, Doug Powell. Doug and I have a deep conversation about dying to our dreams and ambitions, and recognizing when those dreams can become idols. We discuss how from that death God makes us alive.
Show 25 - Troy Miller Troy Miller, President of the NRB Network. We discuss the importance of media in our culture and some of the challenges he faces proclaiming the gospel to a culture that is hostile to that message.
Show 27 - J. Warner Wallace Former LAPD Cold Case Detective, author and apologist J. Warner Wallace. We discuss his life on the police force and his conversion from atheism to Christianity. It?s a fascinating interview you don?t want to miss.
Show 28 - David Payne - Part 1 Part one of my interview with London actor David Payne. David has been portraying C.S. Lewis for 20 years. Join us for a fascinating discussion on C.S. Lewis, his life and his writings. If you?re a fan of C.S. Lewis then you don?t want to miss it.
Show 29 - David Payne - Part 2 Part two of my interview with London actor David Payne. David has been portraying C.S. Lewis for 20 years. Join us for a fascinating discussion on C.S. Lewis, his life and his writings. If you?re a fan of C.S. Lewis then you don?t want to miss it.
Show 30 - Ashley Cleveland - Part 1 Part one of my interview with singer, songwriter and author, Ashley Cleveland. Ashley talks about her 3 grammy awards, her critically acclaimed music career and her journey to wholeness as an addict. The story of this little black sheep shouldn?t be missed.
Show 31 - Ashley Cleveland - Part 2 Part two of my interview with singer, songwriter and author, Ashley Cleveland. Ashley talks about her 3 grammy awards, her critically acclaimed music career and her journey to wholeness as an addict. The story of this little black sheep shouldn?t be missed.
Show 32 - Jenny Simmons - Part 1 Part one of my interview with singer, songwriter and author, Jenny Simmons from the band Addison Road. We discuss how hard it was to get a music career and how hard it was to let go of a music career. It?s a great interview for anyone interested in a career in the music industry.
Show 33 - Jenny Simmons - Part 2 Part two of my interview with singer, songwriter and author, Jenny Simmons from the band Addison Road. We discuss how hard it was to get a music career and how hard it was to let go of a music career. It?s a great interview for anyone interested in a career in the music industry.
Show 34 - Christmas Eve A special Christmas Eve program featuring "A Warm and Fuzzy Family Christmas" album.
Show 38 - Mark Lowry A conversation with Comedian Mark Lowry. On his bus, if you can believe it. Funny and revealing.
Show 43 - Rick Altizer - How To Make A Movie Part 2 The continuation of the story of how a guy like me, with no real movie making experience gets to make a movie... that becomes the number 5 movie in America the night of it's release. (Answer - God... only God)
Show 44 - Bob Allen Voice over and radio show host discusses what goes on behind the scenes of your favorite radio show.
Show 45 - Steve Siler Part 1 - Steve discusses his new project, "Mercy Great Enough - Finding Hope After Abortion." All too often, women and men with an abortion decision in their past feel as if they are permanently separated from the love of God. The project assures the listener that nothing can separate us from the love of God. The message is that you are not alone. Mercy and forgiveness are real, and freedom is possible. This episode looks at the pain of abortion from the perspective of the man.
Show 46 - Steve Siler Part 2 - Part 2 of a discussion of the audio project, "Mercy Great Enough - Finding Hope After Abortion." This episode looks at the issue from the women's perspective.
Show 63 - Jared Gessey - My interview with Jared Gessey from ChristianCinema.com. A great conversation about how we are now changing the way we watch movies in the digital world.
Show 65 - John Driver Part 1 - Author, John Driver, discusses collaborative writing and having your name in small print on the cover of a book. John also talks about his journey in becoming a published author.
Show 66 - John Driver Part 2 - A continuation of my discussion with pastor, author and speaker, John Driver. John Discusses writing with Tim Hawkins, Reggie Dabbs and his new book with Pastor Todd Wagner.
Show 69 - Dan Posthuma - Producer and record company exec, Dan is a fixture in the music industry. A fascinating discussion of the inner workings of the Christian music industry.
Show 70 - Jim Murray - Singer from The Imperials, Elvis Presley and Bill Gaither - what an amazing story. A must listen.
Show 71 - Bob Elder Part 1 - A behind the scenes look at how Christians consume media. Bob is the marketing expert that helps you find the Christian media you want. He also connects those products with ministry.
Show 72 - Bob Elder Part 2 - A continuation of my discussion with Christian media marketing expert, Bob Elder. Informative and interesting. Bob was a great interview subject!!
Show 74 - Frank Turek - Author of "I Don't Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist" discusses apologetics and how to communicate to our teenagers and college age children about the truths of the gospel.
Show 75 - Doug Powell - A discussion about creativity with one of the most creative people I know. Author, Apologist, recording artist, graphic artist and just about anything else you can imagine with the word "creative" attached to it.
Show 76 - Doug Powell Christmas - A great discussion on what the first Christmas was really like and what's wrong with the plastic nativity scenes we purchase at the store.
Show 79 - Thomas Purifoy - The director of the theatrical event, "Is Genesis History," on how the movie came about and how he made the film.
Show 82 - Dr. Gordon Wilson - a biologist who was once told he would never succeed if he kept blabbing about all that silly Creator-creature nonsense. We discuss the movie "The Riot and the Dance," in which he is featured and some fun behind the scenes info regarding snake handling!!
Show 83 - Andy Erwin Part 1 - part one of my interview with film director Andy Erwin from the movie making team the Erwin Brothers. We discuss their new movie ?I Can Only Imagine? as well as Woodlawn, Mom?s Night Out and October Baby. Other fascinating topics include directing Dennis Quaid, Jon Voight, And Sean Astin ? an actual hobbit!
Show 84 - Andy Erwin Part 2 - part two of my interview with film director Andy Erwin from the movie making team the Erwin Brothers. We discuss their new movie ?I Can Only Imagine? and what it?s like directing Hollywood stars like Dennis Quaid, Jon Voight, And Sean Astin ? an actual hobbit!
Show 85 - Kevin Sorbo - The 2018 interview with Kevin Sorbo. This is my second interview with Kevin. Kevin is the actor you might know from the TV series, "Hercules." Or perhaps as the professor in "God's Not Dead?" We discuss his new movie in which he both stars and directs, "Let There Be Light." As always, it?s fun and informative. Interviewed March, 2018.
Show 86 - Sam Sorbo - Sam is the wife of actor Kevin Sorbo who also stars with Kevin in their new movie, "Let There Be Light" as well as the co-writer of the movie. Script Writing, homeschooling and marriage in Hollywood are just a few of the topics. Interviewed March, 2018
Show 87 - John Erwin - an interview with film director, Jon Erwin, from the movie making team the Erwin Brothers ("Woodlawn," "Mom's Night Out," "October Baby"). We discuss their new movie ?I Can Only Imagine? as well as the generation that is leaving the church and going to the movie theater. A fascinating discussion on the generation that is hyper connected and still lonely .
Show 88 - Kevin Downes - Actor, producer, writer and director. Kevin was one of the producers of the movie, "I Can Only Imagine," as well as other Erwin Brothers movies. Kevin discusses the role of the producer and why he has acting roles in so many of the movies he produces.
Show 89 - Joseph Habedank - Gospel music singer that has been Grammy nominated and Dove award winner. We discuss his struggles with addiction while he sang with "The Perry's." A deep, personal and touching interview.
Show 90 - Dave Altizer- My second interview with my son, Dave Altizer. Dave talks about producing content for YouTube and how YouTube is changing the way the culture views media.
Show 91 - Rich Peluso Part 1 - They call him "Mr. Movie." Rich is the Executive VP of Affirm Films/Sony Pictures (ie Big Cheese). The man who oversees movies like: "Risen," "Heaven Is For Real," "War Room," "Soul Surfer"... just to name a few. We discuss the new movie, "Paul, the Apostle of Christ" and so many aspects of what goes on behind the scenes we had to do 2 parts. Interviewed March, 2018.
Show 92 - Rich Peluso Part 2 - More with "Mr. Movie," Executive VP of Affirm Films/Sony Pictures, Rich Peluso. A fascinating continuation of one my favorite interviews. Script development, financing, production, distribution, marketing... the only thing this guy doesn't oversee is the popcorn. If you're interested in Christian movies and how they get made... you don't want to think about missing this interview. Interviewed March, 2018.
Show 02 Chonda Pierce - Part 2 The conclusion of our look in to the making of "Laughing in the Dark," the number 5 movie in America the night of its release. How the success of the film has brought a surprising boost to her comedy career.
Show 93 - Bruce Marchiano Part 1 - An interview with one of the nicest guys I've had on the show. Kindness, grace and a caring heart are just a few of the traits that make Bruce the "go to" actor for the role of Jesus. We discuss how he got in to acting and his journey to faith in Christ while living in Hollywood. Interviewed March, 2018.
Show 94 - Bruce Marchiano Part 2 - Part 2 of my interview with the actor who has portrayed Jesus in 15 films. We discuss how portraying Jesus changed his life and his faith. We also discuss the importance of showing the loving, kind and caring nature of Christ in our lives and our work. You really can see the heart of Jesus in this amazing man. A great show that I highly recommend. Interviewed March, 2018.
Show 95 - Dr. Craig A Evans - Are the New Testament documents reliable? Have they been copied and changed so many times by scribes that there is no way to know what the originals actually said? Dr. Craig Evans answers these questions and discusses his new movie, "Fragments of Truth." It's a fascinating interview that is both informative and engaging. Interviewed April, 2018.
Show 96 - Dave Altizer on Podcasting - My son, Dave, returns for another episode. This week discussing podcasting and his very successful YouTube channel, Kinotika. My shows with Dave are my most listened to. Check it out to see why.
Show 97 - Eric Welch Part 1 - Director, Eric Welch, discusses his new movie, "Beautifully Broken," and what it's like doing music videos with some of Christian Musics biggest stars.
Show 98 - Eric Welch Part 2 - The continuation of my interview with director, Eric Welch, where we discuss his new movie, "Beautifully Broken," and what it's like doing music videos with some of Christian Musics biggest stars.
Show 99 - David Cunningham - The director of big budget Studio films (Fox, Disney, ABC) discusses his new movie, "Running for Grace." We talk through the magic of the internet from his home in Hawaii.
Show 100 - Scott Simmons 2 - My second interview with film editor, Scott Simmons. For my 100th show we discuss editing our new movie, "Russ Taff - I Still Believe."
Show 101 - Russ Taff 2nd Interview - My second interview with Russ Taff. We discuss making his new movie, "Russ Taff - I Still Believe," and what it was like sharing his darkest secrets to the world in our new movie.
Show 103 - Tori Taff - Tori talks about spending 2 years making, "Russ Taff - I Still Believe" and says a few nice things about me :) As usual, Tori is very informative and interesting.
Show 105 - After the Movie Highlights - Here is another verbal download from me recorded a couple of days after the movie, "Russ Taff - I Still Believe" was in 720 theaters across the nation.
Show 106 - Scott Maulsby - Bott Radio's own, Scott Maulsby, discusses what it's like running a radio station and other interesting topics. A great interview with an equally great guy.
Show 108 - Paul Aldrich Christmas Part 1 - Paul talks about his "Paul Aldrich and Friends" Christmas show and we listen to samples from his new Christmas CD, "Rockin' Comedy Christmas Show" featuring Phil Keaggy and Ken Davis
Show 109 - Paul Aldrich Christmas Part 2 - Part 2 of my interview with Paul Aldrich. Paul talks about his "Paul Aldrich and Friends" Christmas show and we listen to samples from his new Christmas CD, "Rockin' Comedy Christmas Show" featuring Phil Keaggy and Ken Davis
Show 110 - Rik Roberts Interviews Rick Altizer Part 1 - Part 1 of a 3 part interview with me. Rik turns the tables and interviews me for his podcast, "The School Of Laughs." Today we discuss how I got OUT of the music business. It's a story I have never told publicly and I pray it is a blessing to those navigating a career in the entertainment industry.
Show 111 - Rik Roberts Interviews Rick Altizer Part 2 - Part 2 of a 3 part interview where Rik Roberts interviews me for his podcast, "The School of Laughs." This interview continues the discussion of getting out of the music business and I discuss how I got IN to the movie business. It's strange talking about myself on a show where I usually interview other people.
Show 112 - Rik Roberts Interviews Rick Altizer part 3 - The final part of an interview where Rik Roberts interviews me for his "The School Of Laughs" podcast. This interview discusses the Russ Taff movie,how it came about and what's next for me. It was fun and strange having a 3 part interview about myself.
Show 113 - Stephen Kendrick Overcomer Part 1 - My second interview with filmmaker Stephen Kendrick. Together with his brother, Alex, the Kendrick Brothers have created some of the most successful Christian films (War Room, Courageous, Fireproof). In part one of our interview we discuss their new movie, Overcomer, and what lead to the concept of the movie.
Show 114 - Stephen Kendrick Overcomer part 2 - Part 2 of my interview with filmmaker Stephen Kendrick. In this interview we discuss his earthy father and how he now relates to his heavenly father. We also see the true inspiration for their new movie, Overcomer. It's informative and heart warming.
Show 115 - Chuck Girard Part 1 - Christian music pioneer, Chuck Girard, discusses his band, Love Song, and how they were a part of the beginnings of Christian music. It's a facinating and informative discussion!
Show 116 - Chuck Girard Part 2 - Part 2 of my discussion with Chuck Girard, christian music pioneer. The band Love Song is discussed and how contemporary Christian music got it's start.
Show 117 - Chuck Girard Part 3 - The final segment of my discussion with Christian music pioneer, Chuck Girard. We discuss some of his personal struggles and some of the family issues that lead to those struggles.
Show 118 - Josh Turner - Country Music star discusses his faith in Christ and how he navigates the praise of men and makes sure he keeps it real and "not about him."
Show 119 - Phil Keaggy Part 1 - My interview with Christian music pioneer Phil Keaggy. We discuss how he got his start playing for Christ as well as his journey through his early years. What a blessing to interview one of my favorite artists. Oh yeah, he plays a bit of guitar too!
Show 120 - Phil Keaggy Part 2 - Part 2 of my interview with one of my favorite guitar players, Christian music pioneer Phil Keaggy. We discuss how he has remained so prolific though the years. Also discussed are the early days of Christian music.
Show 121 - Tim Menzies Part 1 - Songwriting and Nashville just seem to go together. This week my guest is Tim Menzies and he’s written country songs for just about any country artist you can name. We discuss songwriting and his life growing up performing country music.
Show 122 - Tim Menzies Part 2 - This week is part 2 of my interview with Country songwriter and singer – Tim Menzies. This week we discuss his amazing success as a country songwriter and how his 5 year old son lead him to Jesus. It’s heartwarming and Christ centered.
Show 123 - Tim Menzies Part 3 - This week is part 3 of my interview with Country songwriter and singer – Tim Menzies. We discuss songwriting in Nashville and the difference between craft and inspiration. There are great insights from someone who has had his songs covered by a list of who’s who in country Music.
Show 125 - Big Daddy Weave - Big Daddy Weave/Mike Weaver - We talk about the band, songwriting and navigating the business of music with the heart of ministry. We also discuss something they have in common with Alice Cooper – but you’ll have to listen to find that out.
Show 124 - Jay and Sofia Lyons - Husband and wife filmmaking team discuss their documentary, "The Long Goodbye-The Kara Tippetts Story." It's an amazing story of a brave woman who documented the last years of her life as she navigated cancer. A must see movie and a touching interview.
Show 126 - Matthew Ward Part 1 - This week is part 1 of my interview with Christian music legend, Matthew Ward. Singing with his sisters in the 2 Chapter of Acts in his early teens, to a successful solo Career – Matthew Ward’s voice has been a staple of Christian radio and is instantly recognizable. We discuss the early years of the Jesus movement and the music that came with it.
Show 127 - Matthew Ward Part 2 - Part 2 of my interview with Matthew Ward. This week we discuss the highs, lows and in-betweens of his life - a life that mirrors his distinctive vocal style. He also discusses publically for the first time the death of his daughter. It’s a moving and revealing look into his life.
Show 128 - Chonda Pierce 2019 - This week my guest is the top selling female comedian in history – Chonda Pierce. Chonda and I are making our 3rd movie together (Unashamed) and we discuss the new film and how she navigates her life now as a widow and on the road. Like our new movie, Chonda is encouraging, uplifting and hilarious.
Show 129- Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson - What do you think of when you hear the words Duck and Dynasty? Well, this week my guest in none other than the patriarch of the Duck Dynasty Family, Phil Robertson. As usual, Phil holds nothing back in this open and revealing interview. What you hear is what you get and this interview is 100% Phil.
Show 130 - Paul Aldrich Interviews Rick Altizer - My guest this week is...well... ME!! I'm a guest on my own show! That was fun. We talk about my new movie with Chonda Pierce, "Chonda Pierce - Unashamed" showing in over 1000 theaters. It was a fun way for me to talk about the movie. Paul always does a great job.
Show 132 - The Afters Part 1 - Music group, The Afters, are my guest this week. Josh Havens and Matt Fuqua are in the studio and we discuss how their music has changed over the years as well as how the industry has changed – where music is now streamed and no longer purchased.
Show 133 - The Afters Part 2 - This week is part 2 of my interview with the band, The Afters. This week we discuss the process of songwriting and how vulnerability and honesty have changed the kind of songs they write. Josh Havens and Matt Fuqua from the band are in the studio for this fascinating look behind the curtain of the band, The Afters.
Show 134 - Phil Keaggy Part 3 - Phil Keaggy is no stranger to my show and this is my 3rd interview with this Christian music legend. We discuss his solo albums and what the Christian music industry was like in the 80’s as well as some of the challenges he faced.
Show 136 - Steve Siler Songwriting Part 2 - Well, we had so much fun in our first interview that we just kept the good times going! A fun and informative interview on the process of songwriting and some of the struggles the modern day songwriter goes through.
Show 137 - Rick Altizer - Bread Part 1 - This week I’m the guest on my own show! Paul Aldrich interviews me and we discuss the process of making my new album, "Bread". It’s all about songwriting, recording, producing and delivering music in the digital age.
Show 138 - Rick Altizer - Bread Part 2 - This week is part 2 of an interview with me! Paul Aldrich interviews me and we discuss the process of making my new album, "Bread". It’s all about songwriting, recording, producing and delivering music in the digital age.
Show 139 - Laura Story Part 1 - Laura Story is the Grammy and Dove winning singer/songwriter, author, worship leader, mother of 4 who she just completed her doctorate in Worship Studies. Even with those impressive accomplishments, Laura is down to earth, transparent and believes it is her calling to serve rather than be served. 6 year old daughter Josie accompanied her to my studio who sat quiet as a mouse in the corner with a backpack full of fun. When the interview was over Josie gave me a jar of treats as a gift with a label that read, “Story Kids Snack Mix.” Laura’s children put the jars together for every person who was interviewing her that day. This is part 1 of a 2 part interview.
Show 140 - Laura Story Part 2 - Laura Story is the Grammy and Dove winning singer/songwriter, author, worship leader, mother of 4 who she just completed her doctorate in Worship Studies. Even with those impressive accomplishments, Laura is down to earth, transparent and believes it is her calling to serve rather than be served. 6 year old daughter Josie accompanied her to my studio who sat quiet as a mouse in the corner with a backpack full of fun. When the interview was over Josie gave me a jar of treats as a gift with a label that read, “Story Kids Snack Mix.” Laura’s children put the jars together for every person who was interviewing her that day. Today is part 1 of my interview with Laura Story. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview.
Show 141 - My Mom - An interview with my sweet mom, Kathy Stephenson!!! We discuss parenting children who are interested in a career in the arts. A great listen to any parents with kids who want to be singers, actors or musicians and you don't know what to do about it. Well, here's a show just for you. And you get to meet my mom!
Best of The Rick Altizer Show - Part 1 - A "Best Of" compilation of interviews that include segments from comedian Chonda Pierce (Laughing In The Dark) and filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick (Overcomer, War Room, Courageous).
Best of The Rick Altizer Show - Part 2 - Continuing the "Best Of" compilation from last week. Interview segments include singer Russ Taff (I Still Believe) discussing his alcoholism for the first time ever publically; Actors Kevin Sorbo and Jennifer O'Neill; and singer Matthew Ward discussing the death of his daughter for the first time in an interview.